Cleaning and safety practices
Learn about Taipei’s food culture
Blend in with the locals’ daily food scene
Enjoy Asia’s best pancakes ever!
Wander through lively local markets
Taste Chinese & Japanese influenced cuisine
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Privately guided food tour in Taipei
10 Food tastings
Food & drinks not listed as inclusions
Know Before You Book
Maximum group size is 8 people
Vegetarian and special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
When in Taipei, eat as the Taiwanese do: locals love to eat often and eat well. Make your taste buds dance with a selection of 10 mouthwatering tastings! On this unforgettable private food tour your private guide will show you why Taipei is known for being a delicious mash-up of Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Hear all about it’s rich food heritage, eat at hole-in-the wall places, wander around alley ways, lively local markets and more!
When you see a queue with locals, you know you’re in for a treat! Crispy, flaky and slightly chewy, the heart-warming savoury scallion pancakes are simply delish! One bite and you’ll understand why this 5 ingredient Taiwanese snack is considered Asia’s best pancake!
Wander across the street to where a 40-year old sushi stand awaits. Passed on from one generation to another, the owners wake up at the break of dawn to prepare the sushi rice. It’s the simplicity of fresh ingredients that makes this sushi so tasty. Your host can teach you how to use chopsticks like a pro!
If you ever wondered where locals buy their fresh goods you can find out in this tour! With dozens of stands filled with fruits, vegetables, meat, and all the ingredients chefs look for, the famous Dongmen Market is the place to be! Pick up some refreshing ready-to-eat pineapple, share a delicious fish ball broth and bite into the best roasted sweet potatoes.
Enjoy a typical Chinese meat pie and quench your thirst with a healthy soya drink! The 70-year old owner of the stand knows all about its health benefits. It’s time to sit down and taste a local signature braised pork with rice dish. Slow cooked for six hours, the meat melts in your mouth!
Top off your tour with a visit to a typical university food stop. Sit down and mingle amongst the local students while enjoying a tasty tempura snack with warm barbeque sauce.
Last but not least, take a bite of a delicious mochi rice cake at an old traditional Japanese food shop. Run by an 80-year old man, your host will tell you all about its history and why it’s a popular gift for friends and family.
At the end of the tour your private guide will leave or direct you to the closes metro stop but not before giving you the best tips for your future stay in Taipei!
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitiser provided
- Individually wrapped food options available